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Top beaches in New England

Cape Cod has a number of nice beaches.

Cape Cod has a number of nice beaches.

If you are looking for a place in New England, and you can't get enough of the beach, there are plenty of destinations around. These can be great, as they may be better for those who like beaches that are not as busy, as well as ones that still have plenty to do without it being too hot. New England has a long coastline, and some of the beaches are quite attractive. If this seems like something right up your alley, then it could be a good idea to check with your moving company about a relocation date.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Maine has plenty of great beaches along its coast, but the best may be located in the southern section of the state. Old Orchard Beach is located in York County, and is quite a lively area in the summer. Not only can you enjoy the beach, but you can also take in the shops and amusement centers that are located around the area, according to Fodor's. This beach also has plenty of white sand, as well as cold waters. It's OK to swim for a bit in the summer, but you may want to be a bit braver on some days due to the cold water temperature.

Silver Sands State Park, Connecticut
Another spot that could be a good location is Silver Sands State Park. Situated in Milford, Connecticut, it is one of the warmest water beaches in New England, according to Yankee Magazine. This beach is not very big, but you will likely have plenty of room to enjoy the shore. This area also is equipped with a marsh that can be great to see some of the local waterfowl. There are many private beaches in the area, but you can enjoy some great swimming right here.

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
While it is a bit more than just one beach, you can really enjoy just about any point of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The shore side of the cape has plenty of great activities available, and it is usable throughout the year. According to Fodor's, with a permit, it is possible to off-road on the beach areas. If that's not your thing, there are also plenty of swimming and lounging opportunities, while biking is also quite popular in the area.

Narragansett Town Beach, Rhode Island
Heading south to Rhode Island will also put you in an area with some great beach life. One of these areas is Narragansett Town Beach. The area is nice for the usual frolicking on the shore, but it does have one thing that many on the list can't say. It is a great spot for surfing, according to Yankee Magazine. This area is quite popular with surfers during hurricane season, and even when the weather is clear, there are many people who are hanging out in the early hours of the day catching some waves.

Block Island, Rhode Island
Another spot in Rhode Island that has some great beaches is actually not on the mainland. Block Island is slightly more than 10 miles from the shore. According to Fodor's, this spot is only an hour ferry ride from the shore, and there's plenty to do. It is quite a lively island, with many outdoor opportunities around the beach area. Hiking is quite popular, but there are also a number of ponds if you get tired of fishing in the surf. The island has 12 miles of shoreline, so you may be bound to find a spot that is perfect for you.